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Introduction Commandolist

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SCOTT Harry Berwick, Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/JX.128854: HMS Campbeltown

SHEPHERD A, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX.286147: ML 306

SHEPPHARD Albert, Able Seaman, P/JX.176878: ML 267 (age 23)

SHIELDS Eric Eber Murray, Lieutenant RNVR: ML 443 (MiD)

SIMMONDS Harold, Leading Stoker, D/KX.79831: MTB 74 (Age 32)

SLATER A. J, Telegraphist, D/JX.153641: ML 443

SMITH Francis Albert (‘Smudger’), Able Seaman, D/JX.159400: MGB 314 (DSM)

SMITH Harold P J, Leading Seaman (Cox’n), P/JX.273989: ML 443

SMITH James, Leading Seaman, D/JX.129993: HMS Campbeltown (age 31)

SMITH John A, Telegraphist, C/JX.208074: ML 262

SMITH John Whan, Able Seaman, P/SSX.25139: ML 268 (age 22)

SMITH Leslie Charles, Stoker(11), P/KX.127178: ML 298 (age 37)

SNOWBALL George, Chief Motor Mechanic, C/MX.76456: ML 192 (MiD) (age 20)

SPARKES William K, Able Seaman, D/JX.155001: ML 306

SPORRIER C. F, Leading Seaman (Cox’n), P/JX.252576: ML 341

SPRAGGON Arthur, Sub-Lieutenant RNVR (No. 1), ML 298 (age 25)

STANFORD D. G, Yeoman, P/JX.126971: HMS Campbeltown

STEELE David Morton, Ordinary Telegraphist, C/JX.251459: ML 267 (age 25)

STEPHENS William Lawson (‘Billie’), Lieutenant-Commander RNVR, ML 192 (DSC)

STEPHENS Albert Richard Carver, Able Seaman, P/JX.131369: MGB 314 (MiD) (age 30)

STEVENS Harry Albert, Stoker, P/KX.92715: HMS Campbeltown (MiD)

STOCKER William F, Petty Officer (Chief Boatswain’s Mate), P/J.96754: HMS Campbeltown

STONE Cyril, Able Seaman, D/SX.149373: ML 443

SUTHERLAND Francis W, Able Seaman, P/JX.145352: ML 262

SWANN Gilbert Charles, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX.275608: ML 298 (age 21)

Lt-Cdr. Billie Stephens DSC

Ulster-born Billie Stephens would prove to be one of the Reich's less appreciative 'guests', eventually staging a home-run from Colditz Castle, where he and several other Charioteers were incarcerated.

In command of all the MLs during the raid, Billie had captained ML 192, the first troop-carrier in the starboard column. She was actually the first ML to come into contact with the port column's target, the Old Mole, courtesy of a heavy shell which knocked out her engines, set her on fire and slewed her violently into the Mole's southern face.

On Billie's order to abandon the blazing ship, her crew and Commando survivors made for either the Old Mole or the main quayside - all of this presided over by Billie who took a last swig of whisky from his flask before being the last man to leave his ship and take to the water.


The Naval Charioteers